Obama (in his intimate memoir, "Dreams of My Father") that he used cocaine and marijuana in high school and college. Obama's Cocaine Confessional Won't 'Blow' His Chances - ABC News Only 10 military service members get personal Christmas Day phone calls from President Barack Obama. Last month, Coast Guard Petty Officer Golda Payne learned she would be one of them. Payne, a 25-year-old Tampa native stationed in Kuwait, couldn't wait. She researched the Obama family. She planned to keep things "light," maybe ask about the family dog and tell him about her bulldog puppy. She gave an interview to the Coast Guard newspaper. But Christmas came, and Obama never called. Two days later, Payne said her officers told her this was why: The White House had run a criminal background check on her, saw a 2006 drunken driving conviction and didn't want to risk negative publicity. Servicewoman told DUI cost her a Christmas call from Obama ONE more example of the "HYPOCRITE-IN-CHIEF"